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== County Courthouse  ==
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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'''1827--'''Jefferson County was created 6 January 1827&nbsp;from [[Leon County, Florida|Leon ]]County.<br>'''County seat:''' Monticello <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1827--'''Jefferson County was created 6 January 1827&nbsp;from [[Leon County, Florida Genealogy|Leon ]]County.<br>'''County seat:''' Monticello <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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For animated maps illustrating Florida county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/florida/ "Rotating Formation Florida County Boundary Maps"] (1821-1997) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Brooks County, Georgia|Brooks County, Georgia]]  
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<center>[[Brooks County, Georgia Genealogy|Brooks County, Georgia]]{{•}} [[Leon County, Florida Genealogy|Leon]]{{•}} [[Madison County, Florida Genealogy|Madison]]{{•}} [[Taylor County, Florida Genealogy|Taylor]]{{•}} [[Thomas County, Georgia Genealogy|Thomas County, Georgia]]{{•}} [[Wakulla County, Florida Genealogy|Wakulla]]</center>
*[[Leon County, Florida|Leon]]  
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*[[Madison County, Florida|Madison]]  
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*[[Taylor County, Florida|Taylor]]  
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*[[Thomas County, Georgia|Thomas County, Georgia]]  
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*[[Wakulla County, Florida|Wakulla]]
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/land/nara0233.txt Florida Territorial Land Records]  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/land/nara0233.txt Florida Territorial Land Records]  
  
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/florida/ Maps of Florida (1821-1997)]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1870gray.gif 1870 Gray's Atlas Panhandle Portion of State] -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1870gray.gif 1870 Gray's Atlas Panhandle Portion of State] -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1882rand.gif 1882 Rand McNally Panhandle Portion of State]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1882rand.gif 1882 Rand McNally Panhandle Portion of State]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://distantcousin.com/Military/Korea/FL/ Florida Casualties in the Korean Conflict]  
 
*[http://distantcousin.com/Military/Korea/FL/ Florida Casualties in the Korean Conflict]  
 
*[http://distantcousin.com/Military/Vietnam/FL/ Florida Casualties in the Vietnam War]
 
*[http://distantcousin.com/Military/Vietnam/FL/ Florida Casualties in the Vietnam War]
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:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry]], Company A<br><br>
  
 
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{{FL Newspaper abstracts|Jefferson}}
  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/newspapers/stlibnwp.txt Early Florida Newspapers at the Florida State Library]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/newspapers/stlibnwp.txt Early Florida Newspapers at the Florida State Library]
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==== Probate  ====
 
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===== Birth Records =====
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*1880 - 1935 {{RecordSearch|1674799|Florida, Births and Christenings, 1880-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Death Records =====
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*1877 - 1939 {{RecordSearch|1595003|Florida, Deaths, 1877-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1900 - 1921 {{RecordSearch|1674803|Florida, Deaths and Burials, 1900-1921}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1877 - 1998 {{RecordSearch|1946805|Florida, Death Index, 1877-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce Records =====
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*1927 - 2001 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8837 Florida, Divorce Index, 1927-2001] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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===== Marriage Records =====
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*1837 - 1974 {{RecordSearch|1674804|Florida, Marriages, 1837-1974}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1830 - 1993 {{RecordSearch|1803936|Florida, Marriages, 1830-1993}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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*1822 - 1875 and 1927 - 2001 {{RecordSearch|1949340|Florida, Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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*'''1827-1927''' - Jefferson County Marriage Books Index 1827-1927 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/54/Igiflorida.pdf.</ref>
  
 
*[http://statearchives.us/public/florida.htm Florida State Archives]
 
*[http://statearchives.us/public/florida.htm Florida State Archives]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/fl-society-archive/ List of Florida Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-FL-001.html Florida State Historical Societies]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Listing by County  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-FL-001.html Florida State Historical Societies]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Listing by County  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhc/frameset_fhc.asp Florida Family History Centers]  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhc/frameset_fhc.asp Florida Family History Centers]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flsgs/ Florida State Genealogical Society]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flsgs/ Florida State Genealogical Society]
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites  ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/jefferson-county/ Jefferson County, FL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109469224279413660242 Florida Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208192675888750/ Florida Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://sites.google.com/a/flgenweb.net/jefferson/home Jefferson County FLGenWeb]  
 
*[http://sites.google.com/a/flgenweb.net/jefferson/home Jefferson County FLGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.myflorida.com/ State of Florida]  
 
*[http://www.myflorida.com/ State of Florida]  
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Florida%2C+Jefferson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Florida%2C+Jefferson|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Jefferson/ Jefferson County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Jefferson/ Jefferson County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://fl-genweb.org/jefferson/ Jefferson County, FLGenWeb&nbsp;Project, Inc].<br>
 
*[http://fl-genweb.org/jefferson/ Jefferson County, FLGenWeb&nbsp;Project, Inc].<br>
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Guide to Jefferson County, Florida ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Founded January 6, 1827
County Seat Monticello
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Contents

County Courthouse

Jefferson County Courthouse
Courthouse #10; PO Box 547;
Monticello, FL 32344
Phone: 850.342.0218

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1840,
divorce records from 1900, probate and court records from 1850
and land records from 1827. [1]

History

Parent County

1827--Jefferson County was created 6 January 1827 from Leon County.
County seat: Monticello [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Florida county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Florida County Boundary Maps" (1821-1997) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Florida counties see: Florida Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Brooks County, Georgia • Leon • Madison • Taylor • Thomas County, Georgia • Wakulla

Miller County, GeorgiaMitchell County, GeorgiaColquitt County, GeorgiaCook County, GeorgiaLowndes County, GeorgiaBrooks County, GeorgiaThomas County, GeorgiaGrady County, GeorgiaDecatur County, GeorgiaGadsden CountyLiberty CountyFranklin CountyLeon CountyWakulla CountyJefferson CountyMadison CountyTaylor CountyLafayette CountyDixie CountySeminole County, GeorgiaFL Jefferson.jpg

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Jefferson County, Florida Genealogy census records online, see: Florida Census.


Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Florida denominations, view the Florida Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Florida Land and Property for additional information about early Florida land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Florida Territorial Land Records

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Jefferson County, Florida Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Florida Local Histories.

Maps

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Military

Civil War
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company A

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Jefferson County, Florida Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

  • Florida Obituaries  -  Obituary transcriptions from Florida counties -  USGenWeb Obituaries Project

Probate

Probate records are held by the Jefferson County, Florida Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Jefferson County, Florida Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Florida Probate Records, 1784-1990. See the wiki page Florida Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more information see the wiki page Florida Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online. See also How to order Florida Vital Records

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Florida.

Birth Records
Death Records
Divorce Records
Marriage Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jefferson County, Florida Page 135 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/54/Igiflorida.pdf.

 

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